Rise and Fall of Lehman Brothers

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A PROJECT ON RISE AND FALL OH ‘LEHAMN BROTHERS’ Submitted towards the partial fulfillment of 3rd Semester of MBA- LLM/MBL Degree course, for Financial Market and Regulatory Systems Submitted to: Submitted By: Mr. P.K. Jain Parinita Jhawar (261) Mr. Sharad Kothari Romi Kansara (267) Faculty in-charge Sanjana Khanna (268) M.B.A.-M.B.L. (III Sem) ------------------------------------------------- INTRODUCTION In an increasingly interdependent financial world the recent Global Economic Crisis has had a cascading effect on the economies across nations. The crisis also impacted the Indian economy, though on the subdued scale and magnitude vis-à-vis the USA and other developed countries.…show more content…
At the turn of the century, Lehman Brothers was a founding financier of emerging retailers, including Sears, Roebuck & Company, F.W. Woolworth Company, May Department Stores Company, Gimbel Brothers Inc and R H Macy & Company. In the 1920s, Robert Lehman perceived dynamic changes occurring in the nation’s economy, and focused the company on rapidly-developing consumer industries such as retailing, airlines and communications. Lehman Brothers was a strong supporter of the entertainment sector and advised on the consolidation of major movie theater chains. Start-up ventures, including film studios RKO, Paramount and 20th Century Fox, benefited from financing arranged by the firm. Triggered by the stock market crash of 1929, the depression placed tremendous pressure on the availability of capital. Lehman Brothers was one of the pioneers of innovative financing techniques such as private placements, arranging loans between blue-chip borrowers and private lenders. These loans offered strict safeguards and solid returns for lenders, while enabling borrowers to raise much-needed capital The 1930s witnessed the explosive growth of radio and experimentation with a developing technology called television. Lehman Brothers underwrote the initial public offering for DuMont, the first television manufacturer, and helped fund the Radio Corporation of America, known as RCA. Beginning in the 1930s, the
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